Saturday, January 21, 2012

Trying to Get Well!

Hi there,

I have a few things to share with you today. I have a card to show you, but first I want to let you know that you have one more day to enter my giveaway. Click here for that. I will be choosing a random winner on Monday morning, Jan. 23, so stop back then to see if you're the lucky one.

Next, I'd like to thank everyone so much for all the wonderful comments and messages I've received for my news on becoming a member of the Lily Pad Cards design team. It warms my heart to have all that amazing support! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

I also wanted to let you know that I have been sick the last few days. I've come down with another cold, and this time it's accompanied by a fever. Not feeling much like creating or visiting blogs. I don't even feel much like hanging out on Flickr, which I usually LOVE to do. Hopefully, I will be feeling better soon, and getting back into the swing of things.

So the card I have to share today is from the CAS online card class. I've lost track of days, but I think this one is for day 9. Our amazing teachers showed us how cool it is to use colored pencils on black cardstock.

I took out an old favorite stamp from Hero Arts called, Wallpaper Flowers, stamped it in white, and used Prisma colored pencils. I decided the colors didn't pop enough, so I added some white highlights. I also stamped it a few more times, colored the flowers and cut them out to place on the edge of the card.

Thanks for coming by today - I so appreciate it! Happy weekend to everyone!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm On a Design Team!

I know, I know! Isn't that fun?! This is the news I've been waiting to share with you!

Deborah Nolan asked me awhile back if I was interested in being on the design team over in the pond! Yup!
THAT pond! Of course I said, "YES!"I am now an official DT member for The Lily Pad Cards blog! YAY!!! I'm very excited about my first day, which is today! So, if you could please hop on over there and check it out, I'd love it!


There is some other exciting news they're announcing today too. There will be a new challenge every month called, Virginia's View. That's right! The Virginia that we all know and love is also a new member of the design team, and she will have her very own challenge every month! Woo, hoo! Isn't that the coolest thing?! Now you know why I'm so excited! Not only am I on a design team, I'm joined by my good friend, Virginia!

So here is the very first inspiration photo, for the very first Virginia's View challenge. It's sponsored by Penny Black.

Isn't it beautiful? I was inspired by the pretty shades of pinks and oranges, so I used them on my entire card.

The beautiful background stamp is from Penny Black and is called, Delicate Pattern. After white embossing it on Watercolor paper, I added the colors with Distress Stains. The sentiment is computer generated, and I added a couple of glittery hearts to finish off the card.

Please stop by the Lily Pad Cards blog and take a look at all the exciting news! There's a third new DT member whom many of you know too. Her name is Karin (PeppermintPatty on Flickr.) She has amazing talent, and I'm really looking forward to working with her and getting to know her better!

I want to thank Deborah and Vicky for inviting me to be on the team! Working with the two of them, and all the other members is a dream come true! Am I lucky or what?! I mean, there's not only Deborah and Vicky, there's Lin, Nancy, Latrice and Kathy too! I admire each one of these ladies so much!

So, what are ya waiting for? Hop on over to the pond and join in on all the fun! You can find out all about the challenge and see the gorgeous cards from the other DT members. You won't want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend! And don't forget, you still have time to enter my giveaway! Just click here to enter.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!

If you're looking for the Hero Arts hostess blog hop, please click here.

Hi there!

I reached 200 followers recently and thought it was about time to pay it forward. I am so thrilled to still be blogging and creating cards! I've said this many times, but it's because of YOU that I continue to enjoy and LOVE this wonderful hobby!

I've had some pretty amazing things happen since I started a couple of years ago. I became a Hero Arts hostess back in the summer of 2010, I've won a few of their challenges, I was featured on the Lily Pad Cards blog awhile back and was Moxie Fabber of the Week this past December! I've got something else coming at the end of this week to announce, and it's very exciting too! Even with all these wonderful accomplishments, it's the friends I've made that is the best part of creating and blogging! I feel very blessed, so let's get on with the details of the giveaway!

Here's a photo of the goodies that one lucky person will receive:

You can click on the photo for a larger view. There are two PC magazines, six stamps/stamp sets, stickers, ribbon, twine, raffia, flowers, a 6x6 paper pad, buttons, a couple of Tim Holtz goodies, pearls, gems, charms and two embossing folders. Everything is brand new. (I've been picking up a few things here and there for awhile now.)

All you need to do to enter the drawing is become a follower (if you're not already,) leave me a comment here on this post, and if you'd like, add the photo above to the sidebar of your blog. (That last step is not required, but I'd love it if you could spread the word.)

I'll pick a winner next, Monday, January 23rd.

I appreciate each one of you! Thank you so much for continuing to inspire me, and for all the times you stop and leave a comment! Hugs! :)

Giveaway is now closed.